The Elephantnose fish, also known as ‘Peter’s elephantnose fish’ is commonly found in the freshwaters of West Africa. More information about Elephantnose fish, its characteristics, diet, breeding, etc are given below.


Its name is probably derived from its long chin barbel. Its body is slender in shape and laterally compressed, with a dark brown color with two white bands at the start and centre of the dorsal and anal fins.


Its mechanism for finding food is interesting, since it hunts for worms and fish during the night using its electric sensory receptors.


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